Registration Information

 

 

 

REGISTRATION & BENEFITS
Registration fees are tax exempt.
Registration fees for all participants include access to all sessions and the Exhibit Hall, the welcome reception, coffee breaks, lunches, poster sessions, digital delegate materials.

 

Category Early Registration
Up to June 30th
Regular
July 1st to
September 15th
Late & Onsite
As of
September 15th
Physician – SUSME Member1 $810 $880 $940
Physician – cPOCUS Member2 $820 $900 $940
Physician Non-member $860 $930 $990

Physician assistant,
Fellow,
Nurse,
Advanced practice provider,
First responder,
Sonographer,
Allied health professional

$430 $500 $560
Student,
Resident3
$250 $300 $350
POCUS Boot-Camp Thursday, September 12, 2019 - Space is limited! $700 $750 $800
Congress Farewell Party – Striking views of Newport Harbor (Saturday, September 14, 2019  6:00pm - 10:00pm) $65 $65 $65
Congress Farewell Party – Striking views of Newport Harbor (Saturday, September 14, 2019 – EXTRA TICKET4) $100 $100 $100

1Physician Members discounted rate applies to members of the Society of Ultrasound in Medical Education (SUSME). https://www.susme.org/
2Physician Members discounted rate applies to members of the Canadian Point of Care Ultrasound Society (cPOCUS).
3Students (all levels, including graduate or undergraduate): You must upload a scanned copy of a VALID student ID (pdf format) validating your status when you register online. Please email a copy of your valid student ID to: Amal Khalil at akhalil@uci.edu.
4Someone that is not registered for the conference.

 

For any dietary restrictions please send an email directly to MedEdUltraSound@Health.uci.edu.

 

Benefits

Registration fees for all participants include access to all sessions and the Exhibit Hall, the welcome reception, coffee breaks, lunches, poster sessions, and digital delegate materials.

 

WCUME 2019 will be held at the UC Irvine Student Center.

UC Irvine Student Center
113 Pereira Drive
Irvine, CA 92697

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Q. What are the registration fees?
A. Registration fees and categories are listed here:
https://www.emergencymed.uci.edu/secure/WCUME-Registration/Register.asp

 

Different fees vary according to the different categories: physicians (SUSME Member
or non-member), allied health professionals, and students/residents. The payment
date is also important as it affects the fees according to these periods: early, regular,
and late/onsite. This helps helps us plan for space and catering allotments.

 

Q. What is included in the registration fees?
A. Registration fees for all participants include access to all sessions and the Exhibit
Hall, the welcome reception, coffee breaks, lunches, poster sessions, and digital
delegate materials. CME Units.

 

Q. What is NOT included in the registration fees?
A. Congress participants are responsible for covering all congress and travel
expenses, such as airline tickets, hotel accommodation, transfer to and from the
airport, breakfast, supper, etc. See inclusions above.

 

Q. I just registered under the student/resident and was entitled to a
lower registration rate. Do I need to show document proof of my student status?

A. Yes. Students (all levels, including graduate or undergraduate), please email a copy of your valid student ID to:
Amal Khalil at akhalil@uci.edu. Failure to provide this document may result in higher fees.

 

Q. How can I register as a Member of the Society of Ultrasound in Medical
Education (SUSME) and benefit from the reduced member rate for physicians?

A. To qualify for the reduced physician SUSME member fee, you must be a member
in good standing of the Society of Ultrasound in Medical Education (SUSME). For
membership inquiries, go to: http://www.susme.org/membership-registration-2/

 

Q. When is the early registration deadline?
A. The early registration deadline is July 8, 2019. The fees increase after that date. This encourages early registration so we can allocate for space and catering.

 

Q. How can I pay the registration fees?

A. Preferred method: By credit card (VISA or MasterCard) online. Please note that
American Express (AMEX) is not accepted.

 

Q. How do I get an invoice?
A. As soon as you make your payment, you will receive a confirmation email.

 

Q. Can I cancel a paid registration?
A.Yes you can, however, you are eligible for up to a 50% refund if you cancel before July 15, 2019.

All cancellation and refund requests should be sent to: Amal Khalil at akhalil@uci.edu.

 

Q. Can I transfer my paid registration to another colleague?
A. Yes. The participant who has the original payment in his file must contact the
registration department at akhalil@uci.edu and specify the details for
a transfer of payment and indicate the name of the new registrant.

 

Q. What are the social events during the Congress?
A. There are 2 social events: 1) Welcome Reception (Friday, September 13) which is included in your registration fees. We are excited to host a two drink ticket, hors d'oeuvres, and entertainment reception.

 

2) The Congress Farewell Party (Saturday, September 14) if you plan on attending the party, a reservation fee of $65 applies for registrants. Extra tickets can be purchased at $100 per person for those not registered for the conference.

 

Q. Which activities are open to the general public?
A. None. To be able to participate in any Congress activity, you must be registered to the Congress.

 

Q. When will I get my certificate of attendance?
A. Certificates of attendance will be emailed shortly after the Congress .

 

Q. How do I access the internet while at the conference?
A. UC Irvine Student Center is pleased to offer complimentary Wi-Fi. Instructions for connecting to the UCI Student Center Wireless Network:

  1. Connect to “Student Center Visitors” Wireless Network
  2. Type in “anteaters” when prompted for a password
  3. Enjoy your internet access

Welcome Reception (Friday, September 13) which is included in your registration fees. We are excited to host a two drink ticket, hors d'oeuvres, and entertainment reception on the University of California, Irvine campus on the 2nd floor (outside terrace stage).

 

The Congress Farewell Party (Saturday, September 14) if you plan on attending the party, a reservation fee of $65 applies for registrants. Extra tickets can be purchased at $100 per person for those not registered for the conference. The Congress Farewell Party will be held at Harbor Side Restaurant in Newport Beach, California. This year's party will be a Summer All White Party. Participants are encouraged to dress in all white.

 

Balboa Island Ferry info:

  1. Address: http://www.balboaislandferry.com/directions.html
    i The Balboa Island Ferry landing is located adjacent to 410 South Bay Front, Newport Beach, California 92662
  2. Fares: http://www.balboaislandferry.com/fares.html
    i Passengers: Adult $1.00
    ii Car and driver $2.00
  3. Hours of Operation:
    i Sundays through Thursday: 6:30am until 12:00am
    ii Fridays and Saturday: 6:30am until 12:00am

Policy on Respectful Dialogue

The 7th World Congress on Ultrasound in Medical Education welcomes a wide diversity of researchers, scientists, clinicians, and trainees in the medical community every year. Participants are encouraged to keep criticism constructive, and avoid personal attacks in sessions, in online discussion boards and in social media. Debate of ideas is encouraged, allowing participants to enjoy a lively and stimulating Congress.

 

Policy on Social Media Use and Congress mobile app

We encourage the use of social media and the Congress mobile app before, during, and after the Congress in order to share information and to network with others. However, we ask all Congress participants to adhere to the following guidelines:

Blog or tweet about what you are hearing and learning, but refrain from sharing information when the speaker explicitly requests this. Talks are tweetable at https://twitter.com/wcume17 and shareable by default, but speakers can request that specific details or slides not be shared.

 

Whenever possible, use the hashtag #WCUME2019 to discuss the Congress.
Converse and network with other attendees before, during, and after the Congress.
Provide feedback to the Congress committees, we encourage participants to post and discuss topics of interest as well as ideas for future meetings.

 

Communicate with respect and consideration for others, keeping criticism constructive.
Do not engage in rudeness or personal attacks.

 

Policy on Gender Equality

The 7th World Congress on Ultrasound in Medical Education strives to achieve gender representation in line with the gender balance in our medical community at varying career stages. The Congress aims to achieve this by gender balance throughout the organization of the scientific program planning process.

Participants unable to attend the WCUME 2019 will be entitled to a full refund (less 25% for administrative charges), provided that a written request is received by Amal Khalil, MBA, Chief Administrative Officer, Department of Emergency Medicine, by July 15, 2019. Please email refund request to Amal Khalil at akhalil@uci.edu. The Organizers regret that refunds will not be considered for requests received after this date. All approved refunds will be issued after the WCUME 2019 Congress on or before January 15, 2020.

 

UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES

In case it would become inadvisable, commercially impracticable, illegal or impossible to hold the Congress as planned for reasons that are beyond our reasonable control, including but not limited to strikes or lockouts, riots, embargoes, boycott, power failures or prolonged shortage of energy supplies, fire, flood, hurricane, earthquake, acts of state or governmental action, war, armed conflict or warlike conditions including actual or apprehended terrorism, disaster, curtailment of transportation facilities (including because of weather conditions) preventing or delaying attendance by a significant number of registered participants, disease or medical epidemics or outbreaks, or any other reasons that constitute force majeure, the following conditions will apply.

 

We may elect one of the following remedies: (a) to cancel the Congress; or (b) to suspend the Congress for the duration of the impending circumstances; or (c) to hold the Congress as planned. In either case, any registration fees that will have been paid to us will not be refunded and we will not be responsible for any loss, damage, injury, claims, costs or expenses of any kind whatsoever by reason of any cancellation, rescheduling, postponement or alteration of the Congress.

 

If we elect to cancel the Congress and we thereafter determine that we can cover our costs and expenses, we would to the extent possible affect the remaining funds (after accounting for a reserve fund to be determined by us) to reimburse pro rata those who would have paid registration fees. All such payments would be made after the WCUME 2019 Congress on or before January 15, 2020.

WCUME 2019 will be held at the UC Irvine Student Center.

 

UC Irvine Student Center

113 Pereira Drive
Irvine, CA 92697

Telephone: +1 949-824-4636

Directory/floor plan of the UC Irvine Student Center: Click here to see.

 

Parking

Student Center Parking Structure ($10.00 per day – enforced 24 hours/7 days a week)

 

UC Irvine Directions and Parking

Information about UC Irvine

YouTube video

 

UC Irvine Student Center is pleased to offer complimentary Wi-Fi. Instructions for connecting to the UCI Student Center Wireless Network:

  1. Connect to “Student Center Visitors” Wireless Network
  2. Type in “anteaters” when prompted for a password
  3. Enjoy your internet access